Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 12:10 UTC
Windows The Verge confirms an earlier story by Mary Jo Foley. "Microsoft is preparing to revive the traditional Start button it killed with Windows 8. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that Windows 8.1 will include the return of the Start button. We understand that the button will act as a method to simply access the Start Screen, and will not include the traditional Start Menu. The button is said to look near-identical to the existing Windows flag used in the Charm bar."
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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by avgalen on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Where did you hear about those changes in the Windows Runtime?

Do you have any source for this "more parity, but not parity yet" between W8.1 and WP8.1? It is unfortunately also what I think is going to happen but I haven't read anything about this from a reliable source. I still can't believe that these 2 platforms now share a kernel but can't run the same apps, while "infinite application compatibility" has always been the strong point of Windows. It would just help them so much to get developers on board.

All these complaints about the startscreen would automatically go away if there were actually lots of interesting apps so people would have a reason to use "Modern" instead of "Desktop"

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